History will be made on Thursday when Scotland votes on independence. Some see the Referendum as a forum on the state of the EU and will watch for response from other regional independence movements, in places like Catalonia, Venice, and Belgium. Others see it as a Scottish challenge to English neo-liberalism. At this moment, the vote is too close to call. To follow the latest updates on the Referendum, check out these sites:
- The Scotsman’s domestic news page
- Herald Scotland, Scotland Decides
- BBC Scotland, Scotland Decides
- STV, Scotland Decides
To get the other side of the story, try these English sources:
- The current issue of the Economist includes an apocalyptic take on what the future might hold if Scotland votes to split: UK RIP?
- The London Review of Books has published a round-up of opinion – and has been featuring works by Scottish poets in their recent issues, including Kathleen Jamie, John Burnside and Robert Crawford.
Don’t miss the Referendum vote on Thursday. And don’t miss Robert Crawford’s visit to U-M in November – he’ll discuss poet T.S. Eliot, read his own poetry, and give a talk at CES on the aftermath of the Referendum.